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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-11-2018, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Very High Idle

Gents, I am at an absolute loss as to the source of my high idle. Sled is a 1995 Mach 1 670 all factory no upgrades. When very first starting the sled it will within a few seconds go to a 5500-6000rpm idle to the point where it engages my clutch. First thing I thought was carbs and I have had them off 3 times and cleaned them and I also bought new needle and seats for them but didn't help. Carbs idle screw and jets are set to factory settings. I thought maybe fuel pump problem but tore that down rebuilt it and still high idle. I also checked the seal at the primary clutch and that seems to be fine. What the heck could be the cause of such a high idle. I checked the impulse line to see if there was any fuel in there that may be feeding into the engine but that was fine too. The only things that will stop the high idle is if I hit the kill switch but then as soon as I pop it back up it goes right back to 6000rpm the other thing that will decrease the rpm's is putting my hands in front of the mouth of the carbs to cut the air off. I did change all the fuel and oil lines as there were 24 years old but I didnt go with original measurements regarding ID/OD but they are very close to original size. I have noticed there are some air bubbles in my fuel lines which wasn't the case with the original lines...I cant imagine that would have anything to do with the high idle as the extra air would vent through the carburetor vent tubes correct? Any thoughts are very welcome I am baffled at this one and we finally have enough snow to ride here in northern IL Thanks much!
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